Featuring local variety show curators and artists
Free| Ford Food & Drink | 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Free and open to the public!
Variety shows are flourishing in Portland. What is causing this influx of variety culture, and how did it become so popular? Risk/Reward brings the hosts and performers from these curated communities together in one space to get at the heart of why these cross-genre performances are such an important means of creative survival for Portland artists.
Portland variety show hosts Dahlia Kash (Melange: A Queer & POC Variety Show), Belinda Carroll (Outlandish: A Queer Talk/Variety Show), Meg Nanna & Jess Lou Green (Fused Creative), and Renée Muzquiz (Renée’s Queer Cabaret) share their vision and talk curation, promotion and production.
In addition to an informal mixer and Q&A session with the hosts, performers are invited to sign up for a 30-second pitch session about their work for these variety show curators to get a chance to hear about other artists in town.